Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Istanbul-Turkey by Tour Guide Semih K. (Guide #31595)


Adrianna Ernstberger

United States
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Tour: #533471, Istanbul Bucket List Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 7/19

Semih was awesome. Very friendly, informed, and flexible. We saw everything on our lists, had an AMAZING lunch at Topkapi Palace overlooking the Marmara. We would highly recommend both Semih and the tour itself.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hı Adrianna, Thanks a lot for the enchoraging rewiev:) Stay in touch Best

Robert Dupuis

United States
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Tour: #533471, Constantinople Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

We only had one day in Istanbul and we arranged a 6 hour walking tour with Semih. He arrived early at our hotel, and customized the tour to the highlights we wanted to see. Excellent English, friendly and very knowledgeable. We saw an incredible amount in a few hours, and he seemed to know every historical detail along the way. At the end, he recommended a great Turkish restaurant at the Grand Bazaar before accompanying us back to our hotel. Highly recommend him as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello, thanks a lot for the great review:)

Maurice Meyer

South Africa
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Tour: #533471, Istanbul Bucket List Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 29/19

Semih was amazing! Friendly, funny and very accommodating to our whole group. His wealth of knowledge is excellent. We will definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks a lot guys:). It was definitely a pleasure meeting you guys.

Chris Van Aeken

United Kingdom
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Tour: #533471, Istanbul Bucket List Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 17/19

Semih was a very competent guide who showed us with a lot of passion and local knowledge his beautiful city. He speaks fluent English and introduced us to the big 'bucketlist stops' but also to more unknown and lovely places. Highly recommended.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hı Chris and Robin, Thanks a lot for the review, so much appreciated! My best wishes

Shanthi Potts

United States
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Tour: #581814, Seven Wonders of Istanbul Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 13/19

He started by asking our preferences and then customized the day to show us around. In addition to knowledgeable and historically accurate he was patient with my interruptions and questions. We highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hı Shanthi, Thanks a lot for the enchoraging review. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Best Semih

Jessica Feldman

United States
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Tour: #533471, Istanbul Bucket List Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Sep 9/19

Cristina Kwong

United States
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Tour: Top five most visited sites of istanbul walking private tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Jul 15/19

I booked this tour less than 24 hours from the start time, and was very pleased to have Semih as our tour guide! Communication with Semih was excellent, and he arrived at our meeting place before us. He was extremely knowledgeable about all of the main sites listed on the tour, and he even showed us a few other important landmarks we passed along the way. Since this was our first visit to Istanbul, this tour was invaluable to our understanding of the cultural treasures in this amazing city!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hı Cristina, Hope all is well with you! Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Best Semih

Steve Norton

United Kingdom
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Tour: #534506, Istanbul Street Food Tasting Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jun 16/19

We had an excellent trip with Semih who provided us with a wonderful tour of the city and introduced us to some fantastic delicacies along the way. By the end of the way we same more of the city, learned more about it's history and we were well fed. Would highly recommend.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hı Steve, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour ��

Kate McGuire

Southampton, United States
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Tour: #533471, Istanbul Private Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 30/19

We asked for the tour to be tailored towards the child, keeping him interested and not overwhelming him with too many facts. Semih was very clear in his explanations and took into consideration energy levels; he was sensitive to our requirements and listened very well.  He also took us to some 'off the beaten path' places where we got to experience some extra things like watching a carpet being made, and a pot is turned.  We all agreed Semih was an excellent guide and highly recommend for kids tours.

Suzy M.

United States
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Tour: #533471, Istanbul Bucket List Tour, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: May 5/19

Semih is an incredible tour guide, extremely knowledgable, able to answer any question about literally any Turkish history topic. He covered all the highlights of Istanbul in one day and customized the tour. He even squeezed in lovely demonstrations by local artists and craftsman (his good friends) — porcelain pottery artists, weavers of beautiful carpets, AMAZING LOCAL food, and fantastic Spice Market stores with tastings! Book this (or literally any other) tour with Semih! You will be so glad you did!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hı Suzzy, Thank you so much for the great review, you are so lovely. Hope to see you soon Cheers

Stefanie Schmocker

Switzerland
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Tour: Istanbul's Old City Highlights Private Walking Tour, Istanbul, Turkey
Date: Apr 14/19

Our day with Semih couldn't have been more interesting and worth the money. Semih is a highly knowledgable guide - he knows everything and a bit more about Istanbul, its citizens, its religions and buildings. We never felt rushed or touristy in any way. All in all - we had a great day and would highly recommend Semih as a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful review, it made me so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I am so delighted to meet you and hope to see you soon. Cheers

Chris Burton

United States
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Tour: #534495, Hidden Treasures of Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Jan 22/19

What a lovely way to spend a day in this fine city. Semih was a lovely guide never pushing always at hand and very knowledgeable. Because it was just the two of us we ended up having a long conversation not only about the ancient history but also life in general. If you hate waiting in lines a guide is key to walk right into places like the Cistern. After the tour Semih took me to one of his favorite Kabap spots in the Grand Bazaar. At the end of the Tour I was left with Semih's vision of the old city

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Dear Chris, Thank you so much for the wonderful review! It was a sincere pleasure to show you around! Best Semih

Paul Melhus

Canada
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Tour: #534495, Hidden Treasures of Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey    view tour
Date: Dec 29/18

My tour with Semih got off to a great start - he arrived early to the hotel and inquired as to my expectations for the day. As a first time visitor, I let him set the itinerary. Semih has a vast knowledge of Turkish history and communicates it well. I particularly appreciated how he managed the ebb and flow of the tour. It was like being with a good friend - we would speak when appropriate and at other times be comfortable with silence - letting me experience what I was seeing. In all, a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hı Paul, Thank you very much for the great review. It is so encouraging:) Cheers Semih